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DEFRA approves application for Sussex wine PDO

Published:  24 November, 2016

Wine produced in Sussex is one step closer to gaining protected status on a par with Champagne and Bordeaux.

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Rioja adjusts growth limit for 2017 following new vine planting rules

Published:  24 November, 2016

The D.O.Ca. Rioja has increased the threshold of the surface area of vineyard planting allowed for next year to keep up with an increased rate of sales.

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Remy Cointreau re-bounds with 7% sales growth

Published:  24 November, 2016

Top Cognac producer Remy Cointreau has reversed its fortunes after a difficult 2015.

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Good harvest reported by Sogevinus after difficult year

Published:  23 November, 2016

High-quality Port and Douro wine producer Sogevinus is reporting a good harvest after a challenging vine-growing year, with exceptional results from the Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional varietals in particular.

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New British mead launch aims for on-trade

Published:  23 November, 2016

New start-up Crowded Hive has partnered with Denbies Wines Estate to launch a honey wine in the UK.

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Bottled tea range targets luxury mixer market

Published:  23 November, 2016

Luxury tea company Benjamin & Blum has launched a range of bottled teas designed to pair with spirits.

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The Drinks Wholesaler: Drinking cheek by jowl

Published:  22 November, 2016

"Change is the only constant," mused the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, and that has certainly never been more apt than in the current drinking and dining scene. 

 

 

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Moët expands festive gift service into on-trade

Published:  22 November, 2016

Champagne house Moët & Chandon is set to expand its personalised gift service into the on-trade this Christmas.

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Mouton Cadet gets on board with America's Cup

Published:  22 November, 2016

Mouton Cadet has been confirmed as the official wine of the 35th America's Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport.

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Control board confirms bumper Rioja harvest

Published:  22 November, 2016

The 2016 Rioja harvest has proved exceptional in both quantity and quality, the DOCa Rioja has confirmed.

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WSTA challenges "misleading" government projections on wine consumption

Published:  22 November, 2016

The government is relying on misleading projections for wine consumption to make decisions on alcohol duty, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association has claimed.

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SWA to challenge minimum pricing in Supreme Court

Published:  21 November, 2016

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is set to appeal against the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcohol in Scotland in the UK's Supreme Court, the organisation has announced.

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Lambrusco tipped for revival in 2017

Published:  21 November, 2016

Italian sparkling wine Lambrusco looks set for a revival, according to reports in the national press.

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Uruguay's "clean slate" leaves field open for building quality reputation

Published:  21 November, 2016

Bibendum has ambitious plans to put Uruguay on the map as a high-end niche proposition for independents and on-trade by focusing on quality wines from one of its most innovative producers

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New Zealand's "other varieties" under-exploited in the UK

Published:  18 November, 2016

The UK wine trade is well versed in New Zealand's top two exports-Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir.

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The Benevolent launches Thanks for Giving online auction

Published:  18 November, 2016

A round of golf with Oz Clarke and the chance to hire the WSET's Ian Harris as a butler for the night are just some of the 75 lots available at The Benevolent's inaugural online silent auction.

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Brexit: UK wine producers to lobby UK government over EU customs union and seasonal worker scheme

Published:  18 November, 2016

UK wine producers have urged the British government to maintain zero tariffs on wine and to establish a seasonal worker scheme ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  17 November, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Complaint over TWE's use of "Stag" name in the US is dismissed

Published:  17 November, 2016

The on-going legal battle between two leading wine companies over the use of 'The Stag' name and imagery has reached another benchmark as the complaint was dismissed temporarily by a judge.

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High street rules at wine and spirits competition

Published:  17 November, 2016

High street retailers such as Aldi and Marks and Spencer were the big winners at an industry awards ceremony to celebrate the biggest names in wines and spirits.

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